It's the closing days of WWII with American forces moving closer to the Japanese homeland in the Pacific while the Soviet Red Army prepares to enter the German capitol of Berlin. Even though the tide has turned, the enemy is not about to give up. Capitalizing on the Call of Duty 4 game engine, enemies are smart and deadly. Smarter bullet physics means that your shots – and theirs – won't stop dead at a wall, but will continue through based on caliber and range. Dynamic lighting and shadow effects add suspense to the uncensored combat experience as enemy troops lie in ambush.
Pick up fallen weapons and wield new ones – including the lethal flamethrower and tanks make their return to lay down serious firepower. Destructible - and flammable - targets and environments add extra dimension to combat in the open ended story mode. Build up your soldier using the perk and level systems. Split-screen cooperative play lets you have someone watch your back as you fight your ways through the jungles of Peleliu or the hellish ruins of a once-proud Berlin.
Six online multi-player modes including deathmatch, capture the flag and more with a new squad mechanic allowing you to respawn near team members and stay with the same group between matches. A multi-player zombie mode has you and your comrades holding off unending waves of Nazi undead. In the World at War, you don't fight alone.